Tag Archives: Fear Porn

Last night.

Claire Byrne Live on RTÉ One.

Meanwhile…

Good times.

Previously: All Back To Claire’s

The Science Bit

Covid For Dummies

RTÉ News health Correspondent Fergal Bowers

 

Last night.

This morning.

G’wan the Frank.

Previously: Come Out, You’re Back And Tanned

Rollingnews

 RTÉ News Health Correspondent Fergal Bowers

Going anywhere nice this year?

This afternoon

Fergal Bowers, RTÉ News Health Correspondent, writes:

‘It used to be the case that returning from a holiday abroad with a nice suntan was something to flaunt to friends and neighbours.

Arriving back, still in a colourful top and shorts, pulling a noisy suitcase along the road, was part of the ‘I’m home’ routine.

But not anymore.

With Covid-19 and the travel advice and restrictions, foreign holidays have taken on a clandestine element.

A newly-tanned face and body is not a good look these days. It gets heads turning and prompts questions.

So a quiet return, under cover of darkness, is the new way.

Any failure to self-isolate will be noticed in these very changed times….’

Anyone?

Seriously?

Any excuse.

We must learn to co-exist alongside our Covid-19 enemy (Fergal Bowers, RTÉ)

Rollingnews

Ah here.

Just a flavour of the immense silliness of RTÉ One’s Claire Byrne Live over the past two months, from ‘how to wash your hands’ (top) to last night’s jet plane interior seating reenactment.

Not all superheroes have blonde bobs.

Previously: Claire Byrne Live on Broadsheet

Last night.

Prime Time on RTÉ One.

Coronavirus: Could there be a second wave? (BBC)

Trump says U.S. won’t shut down again if there’s second wave of coronavirus (CNBC)

This morning.

Health advisory posters at a building site in Dublin city centre,

Meanwhile…

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) will be able to shut down workplaces which do not comply with new safety protocols aimed at preventing the spread of Covid-19, the Minister for Business Heather Humphreys has warned.

Employers will have to ensure their employees answer a survey before they return to work, and confirm whether or not they have Covid-19 symptoms or if they have been in contact with someone displaying symptoms.

Workers will also have to undertake induction training to ensure they are up to speed with public health advice.

New return to work rules will see no handshaking or sharing of cups (irish Times)

Rollingnews

Meanwhile…

Jaysus.

This afternoon.

Government Buildings, Dublin 2

Extinction Rebellion launches a ‘Budget for Climate Justice ‘ with activist Patrick O Connor (above centre) holding the ‘budget book’.

Drrrama.

Earlier: Pity The Fuel

Leah Farrell/Rollingnews

Meanwhile

Extinction Rebellion activists have glued themselves to one government department and to the underside of a lorry outside another on a second day of protests in central London.

Police have made more than 400 arrests, and those camped out in Westminster have been ordered to move on.

The [UK] prime minister has described the activists as “unco-operative crusties”.

Extinction Rebellion: Protesters glue themselves to government building (BBC)

This afternoon.

Dublin City Centre today.

Protestors from Extinction Rebellion Ireland staged a ‘slow cycle’ along the Quays to “highlight the impact of carbon emissions from car traffic in the capital”.

Cyclists made their way from Dublin’s Heuston Station to the 3 Arena carrying banners asking the public to choose between making Dublin a ‘carpool or a swimming pool’, referring  to ‘rising’ sea water levels.

We may drown in hyperbole.

Leah Farrell/RollingNews

Meanwhile..

Amen, brah.

Yesterday’s Extinction Rebellion’ protest outside Leinster House

A tipping point?

Termagent writes;

First thing I ask myself when I see a protest is “how sane do these people look”. And this crowd did not pass the test. And why would you make a load of signs that just have cryptic symbols on them? That’s completely contrary to the point of a big sign….

A graphic but essential warning of impending doom?

Or gooey fear porn?

The choice if yours.

Yesterday: Bad Blood

Rollingnews